Hollywood has a strange way of predicting things sometimes doesn’t it? Remember when Star Trek writers came up with the impossibly clever idea of talking on the phone… But imagine seeing the other person! Wild, isn’t it? What about scanning something then immediately getting information on a device about this thing you scanned or a symbol giving you hidden secrets of information? Absolutely impossible. Well, not at all actually. Today businesses can use said technology to have consumers scan a barcode with their mobile devices to access a variety of things. Let’s take a look at some things businesses can do to utilize QR scanning technology.
Snapchat is one Social media platform that makes QR scanning easy. Influencers can take advantage of this by posting their snapcode to other social media platforms. Of course, many other types of pages can utilize this. Festivals can ask attendee’s to add them as a friend to be featured on their stories.”Simply scan our snapcode listed at many areas of our festival grounds for a chance to be featured in our story!” This can encourage attendees to follow your other pages as well, or even encourage them to try other activities offered they see in your posts. This is beneficial for all.
Smart wearables is also a great way an individual can share their information with ease using Near Field communication, or NFC. New accessories such as the NFC ring as well as Xenxo -S Ring, users can share information such as business cards, social media accounts and many more simply with their rings. This not only is a cool thing that others will remember, but also saves time and effort. While not many of these are available at the moment and most rings are still on kickstarter and Indiegogo, I expect this to be the future of wearable technology.
To conclude, I think scanning and sharing information via contactless means are the future. I believe companies are only getting started on developing and innovating new products and one day we will all rather scan than be handed a piece of paper. With many establishments already with this in place, what example of QR codes or NFC technology made you the most impressed?
NFC Ring. (2019). https://nfcring.com/
Xenxo S. Rings. (2021). https://www.xenxo.pro/